Institute of Retired Persons announces spring lecture series begins March 13
Lectures on local history, the economy, the environment, religion and the arts will be part of the spring session of the Institute of Retired Persons, which opens Tuesday, March 13, at Wilson College in Chambersburg.
The spring program of 39 lectures and four bus trips draws on speakers with experience ranging from academia, the military, theater and theology, to the legal profession, personal finance and physical fitness.
On opening day, Dr. Gene Wingert will present "A Forest Story," a discussion on the history, present and future of the forests of South Central Pennsylvania, and historian and author Debra McCauslin will discuss Sara Cook Myers, who met Abraham Lincoln in Gettysburg, witnessed his address, and was around for the 70th anniversary of the occasion.
Field trips will include visits to the National War Memorials and the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Center, Boiling Springs, Pa., and Underground Railroad sites.
Tuesday and Thursday lecture sessions start at 9 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. in Wilson's Harry R. Brooks Complex for Science, Mathematics and Technology. Wednesday sessions are at 9 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. in Laird Hall.
Single membership to the IRP costs $25, $40 for a couple, with tour costs additional. For more information, call 717-263-1754.